March 19, 2013

Toor Dal & Carrot Soup with Cheese topping | Quick Kid friendly meal

Today's post is a quick to make and kid-friendly soup with Toor Dal and Carrots. Simply earthy , and teamed with garlic bread, it makes for a yummy supper or evening snack. It requires very few ingredients and can be made either in the soup pot or the pressure cooker. I prefer the latter method as its quicker and gives an uniform consistency. Last two days of BM with Toor Dal saw Sambhar Saadam (One Pot Meal) and Thogari Nuchinunde (Steamed lentil savoury snack). Linking this to Blogging Marathon and also to PJ who is hosting Susan's MLLA # 57. Also to Priya's Healthy Me- Healthy Us event

Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time : 10 to 15 mins | Serves : 2 kids
Spice Level : Low | Difficulty Level : Easy
Serving suggestions : Soup sticks / Garlic Bread.

Cooked Toor Dal / split pigeon pea - 1/2 cup
Carrots - 1 medium - cubed
Butter - 1/2 TBSP
Chopped Onions / Spring Onion whites - 1/4 cup
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Grated Cheese (optional) - 2 tsp
Italian Seasoning - 1/2 tsp

In a pressure pan, melt butter. Saute onions and cubed carrots. Add 2 - 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Cool.
Puree this mixture with the cooked Toor Dal. 
(If using raw / uncooked toor Dal, soak in hot water for 20 mins and then pressure cook along with the carrots)
Simmer slightly for 1 -2 mins till small bubbles appear.
Add salt and seasonings
Transfer to serving bowl and serve with any bread of your choice after topping this with grated cheese

Linking this to Archana’s Soups and Salads Kids Delight event , created by Srivalli.


  1. My kind of soup,cheese and carrot with dal..loving it.

  2. Such a nice combo toordal+cheese. Love it

  3. Wow...soup looks so delicious..

  4. OMG! fingerlicking good soup.

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  5. Nice combo...and healthy too. Looks good

  6. very yummy combo dear and children 's will surely love it ..

  7. love the simplicity. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  8. soup looks delicious..

  9. this looks like a fusion recipe...good one!

  10. Me too made Carrot soup for the last day, looks yum and adding toor-dal is good to make up with some protein. Cheese on top, very tempting!!!

  11. This is such a stark color. Love it to the core. Very wholesome dish

  12. Sounds really tempting..I am not sure if my kids eat such healthy ones, I can surely make it for myself!..:)

  13. very well balanced soup with protein, fat and vitamins... super comforting
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  14. That's one healthy & delicious soup. Will definitely try for my son..

  15. Healthy and soothing soup.

  16. I totally agree that it is kid friendly! Love the vibrant color of carrots.

  17. what a perfectly simple soup....warm and comforting

  18. Hearty Soup. That cow also looks cute... :) :)

  19. Hey, I have to say that I learnt three new ways of using toor dal! Sambar rice is not new (but I have never tried that recipe), but the soup and the steamed cake is totally new! Love how BM introduces new recipes to us :-)

  20. Lovely fusion recipe Kalyani....I wonder how you keep innovating:-)


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